A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Vahan in Armenia on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/21 / 2021-02-05 15:36:10 / February 5, 2021 @ 3:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 45.3546° East, latitude 40.4948° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000detl. Unique identifier: us6000detl. The temblor was picked up at 15:36:10 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Yerevan (c. 1 093 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ganja (c. 313 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vanadzor (c. 101 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ejmiatsin (c. 49 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hrazdan (c. 40 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Abovyan (c. 35 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Shamkhor (c. 35 400 pop). Close country/countries, Armenia (c. 2 968 000 pop), Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Metsamor, Spitak, Ejmiatsin (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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